Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

by Brené Brown

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Overview

In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Leadership is not about titles, status, and power over people. Leaders are those who hold themselves accountable for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and for developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference, and lead.

When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it, and we work to align authority and accountability. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that’s necessary to do good work.

But daring leadership in a culture that’s defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires us to build courage skills that are uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders while at the same time scrambling to figure out what we offer that machines can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.

Brené Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she’s found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based courage-building program. 

Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed, and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviors. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It’s why we’re here.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399592522
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 414
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation–Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Her TED talk—“The Power of Vulnerability”—is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than forty million views. Brown lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.

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Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the book once and listened to the audiobook twice. So much good material. I have picked up things I must have missed. Working on putting a lot of the materials into practice.
Anonymous 28 days ago
I've read a few books on leadership over the years, with the majority of them written by men. This one is not just a leadership book for women leaders but for all leaders. I'm so glad I read this book and intend to use many of the skills in my new job.
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Love it
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GREAT READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found this book to be an excellent guide for leading a team. The guidance has been something that I have needed but never found and certainly you will not get this in the current work environment. This is game changing and a must read for all organizations! All HR / training teams should be seeking out this training if they need to change their culture. I highly recommend.